South Eastern Kenya University Library Services


Online Public Access Catalogue enables library users to browse and locate the information materials stocked in the library.


The following are the services offered at the circulation desk;

  • Registration of new library users
  • Issuing, returning and renewal of library materials
  • Clearance of students

Loan Period

The following table indicates the number of loan limits and loan duration.

  Borrower category No. of items Short Loan Long Loan
1 Teaching staff 5 3 hrs 1 month
2 Non Teaching staff 2 3 hrs 2 weeks
3 Undergraduates/diploma/certificate 4 3 hrs 2 weeks
4 Postgraduate 5 3 hrs 1 month
5 Alumni 2 3 hrs 2 weeks

Ask a librarian

Offer support to library users’ information needs. Available online where library clients can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for enquires, complaints and compliments.

Institutional repository

Provides library users access to archived scholarly Publications created by the SEKU staff and students.

Electronic resources

The library subscribes to electronic books and electronic journals from various databases which are accessed from all the university computer labs and laptops through the wireless connectivity.

Off-campus access to e-resources

This facility allows library users to access electronic resources when outside the campus network using login credentials which are provided by the library management.

Information literacy

Training is conducted to library users on library services, procedures and resources. e.g. e-resources, institutional repository, catalogue, citation tools It is carried out to new students/SEKU staff, or on client request where patrons book for a session

Digital library

This section is equipped with computers used for research purposes and access to library resources and services only.